Port of Galveston welcomes Texas' largest cruise ship

Liberty of the Seas makes its way into the Port of Galveston Liberty of the Seas makes its way into the Port of Galveston

NOVEMBER 14, 2015—Royal Caribbean’s 160,000 gt, 3,634-passenger capacity Liberty of the Seas arrived yesterday at the Port of Galveston, making it the largest cruise ship to operate out of a port in Texas. The Freedom class ship replaced Navigator of the Seas year-round sailings from Galveston offering Texas vacationers round trip seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries throughout the year.



“The repositioning of Liberty of the Seas to the Port of Galveston represents Royal Caribbean’s confidence in the Port of Galveston’s efficient cruise operations and ability to attract passengers on its Freedom class ships,” said Mike Mierzwa, Port Director. “We are excited to homeport the largest cruise ship to sail from the State of Texas.”

Carnival Cruise Lines and Disney Cruises also operate out of the Port of Galveston. IN 2013, the Port of Galveston handled 1,208,802 passengers.

The 1,112 ft x 185 ft Liberty of the Seas will offer seven-night Western Caribbean cruise itineraries, including Isla Roatan, Honduras; Belize City Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Costa Maya, Mexico as ports of call.


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